[292] - Meteorological Observations in the Atacama from a new climate stations network

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Schween, J., Hoffmeister, D., Löhnert, U., 2019. Meteorological Observations in the Atacama from a new climate stations network. The coastal fog geo-ecosystems in the Chilean-Peruvian Desert: understanding biosphere-atmosphere interactions, November 25 - 27, 2019, Alto Patache, Atacama UC Research Station, Chile. Accessed from https://www.crc1211db.uni-koeln.de/data.php?dataID=292 at 2021-03-01.
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Title(s):Main Title: Meteorological Observations in the Atacama from a new climate stations network
Description(s):Abstract: The Atacama is one of the driest regions on earth and thus forms a natural laboratory for different science fields as e.g. astronomy, space science, exobiology or geology. The collaborative research center CRC1211 'Earth evolution at the dry limit' of the German science foundation (DFG) brings together some of these fields to gain new insights in evolution of life, land surface processes and climatology. Despite the outstanding characteristics of the Atacama there is a lack of meteorological observations in the region. For that reason, the CRC1211 set up a network of 15 climate stations. It covers the region from about 19.7°S to 25°S from the coast to the slope of the Andes and is organized in 3 transects covering the focus areas of the project. The network was completed in March 2018. A first analysis of the data will be presented. A distinct wind system is present at all stations with strong westerly winds from noon to late evening and weak easterly winds in the night and morning hours. In parallel to this diurnal cycle, water vapor shows a regular pattern indicating a significant transport of water vapor into the desert. Fog occurs frequently in the coastal mountain range and decreases further inland.
Relation(s):Source: DOI: 10.5880/CRC1211DB.1
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Creator(s):Author: Jan Schween
Author: Dirk Hoffmeister
Author: Ulrich Löhnert
Publisher:CRC1211 Database (CRC1211DB)
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CRC1211 Topic:Climate
Related Sub-project(s):A1
Subject(s):CRC1211 Keywords: Meteorology, Field Experiments, Remote Sensing
GEMET Inspire Spatial Data Theme: Atmospheric conditions, Environmental monitoring facilities
GEMET: meteorological research, fog, cloud, wind
Topic Category:ClimatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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File Name:Schween_et_al_2019a_alto_patache_v1.pdf
Data Type:Text
File Size:2831 kB (2.765 MB)
Date(s):Other: 2017-04-01 (start of presented Data)
Other: 2017-09-14 (end of presented Data)
Other: 2019-11-25 (Talk given)
Mime Type:application/pdf
Data Format:PDF (1.5)
Language:English
Status:Completed
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Download Permission:OnlyCRC1211
General Access and Use Conditions:According to the CRC1211DB data policy agreement.
Access Limitations:According to the CRC1211DB data policy agreement.
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North:-19.35873
East:-68.39600
South:-25.23069
West:-70.54932
Measurement Region:Chile
Measurement Location:--Chile--
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Presenter:Jan H. Schween
Presentation Date:2019-11-25
Presentation Type:Keynote
Event Name:The coastal fog geo-ecosystems in the Chilean-Peruvian Desert: understanding biosphere-atmosphere interactions
Event Type:Other
Event Location:Alto Patache, Atacama UC Research Station, Chile
Event Period:25th of November, 2019 - 27th of November, 2019
Event Url:http://blank.org/
Metadata Details
Metadata Creator:Jan Schween
Metadata Created:2019-12-02
Metadata Last Updated:2020-09-21
Subproject:A1
Funding Phase:1
Metadata Language:English
Metadata Version:V43
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